Quick App: Dropbox for iPhone

Dropbox [Free - iTunes link] is now available in the App Store, and allows iPhone and iPod touch users to access their online Dropbox storage remotely.

For those unfamiliar with Dropbox, it provides something similar to Apple's MobileMe iDrive, but with a free option at 2GB, and paid options at $9.99/month for 50GB and $19.99/month for 100GB, and syncing between any computers the Dropbox app.

The iPhone version lets you:

  • Access your Dropbox directory
  • View your files
  • Download files to your iPhone
  • Sync downloaded files
  • Take photos and videos and upload them to Dropbox
  • Share links to Dropbox files
  • View photos

{Thanks Frank o

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iPhone Help Support says:

I love Dropbox and have been using them Forever. They are just like having a Hard Drive Anywhere. I also use Adrive where it gives you 50GB for Free as well, but not as many features as dropbox

Dylan says:

Looking pretty good so far.
Would have liked to see the ability to zoom in on images.
Otherwise i really like the music and videa streaming functionality

JT says:

No love for Jailbroken iPhones, 3.1 req'd...

Dexter says:

Adrive is awesome for home computers, though.

Al says:

Dropbox is awesome, I use it for work 3 or 4 days out of every week! The iPhone app is cool but really unless you view a lot of collaborative documents and have urgent need to do so it won't help you all that much. Since there is no editing, you won't be doing any work on the go with it either. One nice feature is that you can upload photos from your iPhone to the server which means that you have an easy way to pull photos off your iPhone without tethering via USB, but then again you could always email them to yourself as well. It's a neat app but mobile document editing is not to the place that it needs to be in order to be a must have app.

orca says:

uh oh required 3.1. My 3.0 iphone is useless. :(

ezmac says:

This will definitely be an awesome app for me o use.

scottb says:

Dropbox + 1Password is the best thing ever.
And now, a free iPhone app?
These guys rock.

Reems says:

I have been eagerly awaiting the launch of this app as I love the application on my PC, but requires 3.1?!?! What a bunch of crap. 3.0 maybe but not 3.1. Sounds like a ploy from Apple to cut back on jailbreakers.

Mattshall says:

I don't know about you guys but I have 3.1 jailbroken... Now you are going to say I have windows... Well guess what so do I and no access to a mac. There are other ways to get it done besides sitting on your hands and waiting on red snow.

David says:

@mattshall
How did you get 3.1 jailbrake? Do you have a 3gs?

Jailbreaker says:

I'll call it out BS he has a 3g.

JJJ says:

Dropbox has a promotional scheme where, if a person invites others to join Dropbox, both the parties get an extra 250MB.
Here is my link to my invitation page:
https://www.getdropbox.com/referrals/NTE4NjQ3NzM5
If you create a new Dropbox account by clicking on this link, I get 250MB extra storage, and so do you.
It is not a fake link. It is on the Dropbox website. If you hold your cursor over the link, it does not link to some weird Russian website. It goes to the Dropbox website.
Dropbox's promotional offer stipulates a maximum bonus of 5GB, so after the above offer is used by a few people, the link will cease to offer the bonus.

dloveprod says:

@JJJ I signed up with your link, I like how it syncs the files between pc's, that's cool, I got a link of my own too
https://www.getdropbox.com/referrals/NTIyMDA5NTQ5

Glenn says:

I also love dropbox ! Works great for sharing with other dropbox owners !
If some people still need a free 2gig dropbox account, feel free to sign up using my referral !
https://www.getdropbox.com/referrals/NTE5ODk2MDE5
The more people that use dropbox the better ! Easy sharing :)

Glenn says:

I also love dropbox ! Works great for sharing with other dropbox owners ! If some people still need a free 2gig dropbox account, feel free to sign up using my referral !
https://www.getdropbox.com/referrals/NTM4MjYyOQ
The more people that use dropbox the better ! Easy sharing :)

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music says:

Not available in the UK yet I assume the app will be the same?